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Steel Beasts manuals, documentation and other armor related items.

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  1. PDF version of the manual describing the turret of Challenger 1.

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  2. "You know nothing about thermal imaging, Jon Snow"

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  3. A test study of the effectiveness of field artillery against armored vehicles.

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  4. This 1980 report was a part of a broader program of research by the Office of the US Secretary of Defense for the purpose of developing a better understanding of the Soviet style in the conduct of operations and insights as to how to best counter Soviet offensive operations.
     
    Generals Balck and Von Mellenthin are distinguished commanders of forces in battle.  The lessons they draw from their experiences in WWI and WWII against the forces of the Soviet Union.

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  5. A collection of British Army manuals published between 1995 and 1997 for trainers to craft a generic enemy similar to U.S. Army's OPFOR. They describe three types of forces:

    - Basic Forces: a carbon-copy of a late 1980s Soviet Army-style force oriented towards Gorbachev's defensive doctrine
    - Mobile Forces: based off of early 1990s Russian plans for an elite "Mobile Forces"
    - ROWEN: Generic third-world enemy

    While these manuals were published in the 1990s and after the Soviet Union fell, the first two forces described are useful references for Cold War-era scenarios, as they contain a more sophisticated understanding of Soviet/Russian-style tactics and techniques than early-mid-1980s publications. The Mobile Forces publications will be useful for depicting Soviet OMG or forward detachment formations.

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  6. Operators Manual for T-62. Produced by 203d Military Intelligence Battalion. English Language.

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  7. A 1989 report by David Glantz (then at the US Army's Soviet Army Studies Office) summarizing the Soviet approach to tactical intelligence and reconnaissance.

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  8. This is one of a series of US Air Force translations of semi-authoritative texts by Soviet Authors. "Taktika," addresses the Soviet view of the tactical level of mechanized warfare. Authored by a member of the Frunze military academy, it was widely cited in various professional military and scholarly articles of the 80's and early '90s as an exposition of Soviet tactical doctrine.

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  9. Soviet Armour Recognition Guide

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  10. An overview and analysis of the MBT-70 program.

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  11. Technical specifications for 120mm Tungsten Penetrator.

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  12. Basic information and formulas for predicting blast, fragmentation, and damage.

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  13. A copy of the US patent application filed for the Christie suspension for vehicles.

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  14. Published 1944 by the US Ordinance Office, these volumes quantify the effects of blowing crap up with bombs and artillery.

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  15. A 1990 Soviet Army Studies Office study on the usage of Soviet artillery on the defense.

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  16. A guide to the Soviet forward detachment by James F. Holcomb of the Soviet Army Studies Office.

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  17. A 1990 Soviet Army Studies Office study on a Soviet battalion on the defense.

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  18. This is a full extract of the artillery chapter from the unpublished Field Manual 100-62, Armor- and Mechanized-Based Opposing Force: Tactics. It goes into much more detail of Soviet-style artillery than the TRADOC Heavy OPFOR Tactical Handbook.

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  19. The Soviet Army: Troops, Organization and Equipment, 1991. Pages 188-454.

    647 downloads

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  20. The Soviet Army: Troops, Organization and Equipment, 1991. Pages 1-187.

    1,066 downloads

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  21. United States Air Force publication of "Razvedka v boiu".

    809 downloads

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  22. This is a document B-GL-321-007/FP-001 "LAV Company Tactics". It may help on how to fight with a LAV.

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  23. I thought I would contribute documents that I have on OPFOR.

    878 downloads

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  24. A pamphlet describing the tactics (division-level and below) of the U.S. Army's Heavy Opposing Force, based upon a more sophisticated understanding of the former Soviet Army's tactics of the 1980s. One purely interested in Cold War/1980s matters can ignore the references to the "future battlefield".

    1,147 downloads

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  25. A pamphlet describing the operational art (front and army-level activities) of the U.S. Army's Heavy Opposing Force, based upon a more sophisticated understanding of the former Soviet Army's operational art of the 1980s. One purely interested in Cold War/1980s matters can ignore the references to the "future battlefield".

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